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If you are thinking of moving to Merton Park or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Merton Park to figures for Merton and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Merton Park is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Merton Park Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TenureMertonEngland
Owned25.6%30.6%
Mortgage33.7%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)3.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)10.4%8.3%
Private Rented23.5%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1%1.3%

Merton Park Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Merton Park has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeMertonEngland
AB34.96%22.96%
C131.87%30.92%
C215.48%20.64%
DE17.70%25.49%

Merton Park Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Merton Park come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Merton Park than the national average, suggesting higher salaries than the average in the area.

BenefitMertonEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.5%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)1.6%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)9.3%13.5%

Merton Park Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Merton Park are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Merton Park has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryMertonEngland
United Kingdom62.2%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.5%0.7%
Other EU Countries9.4%3.7%
Outside the EU26.9%9.4%

Merton Park General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Merton Park. The percentage of residents in Merton Park rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Merton Park rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Merton Park is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthMertonEngland
Very Good52.03%47.17%
Good33.60%34.22%
Fair10.53%13.12%
Bad2.97%4.25%
Very Bad0.88%1.25%

Merton Park Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Merton Park as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Merton Park is also older than the average, making Merton Park a older persons location.

AgeMertonEngland
Age 0 to 47.4%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.7%5.6%
Age 10 to145.2%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.3%3.7%
Age 18 to 248.1%9.4%
Age 25 to 2910%6.9%
Age 30 to 4426.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.4%6%
Age 65 to 745.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 844%5.5%
Age 85 and over1.7%2.3%
Mean Age36.339.3
Median Age3439

Merton Park Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Merton Park and are from the UK Census of 2011. Merton Park has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Merton Park also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Merton Park are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationMertonEngland
No Qualifications15.2%22.5%
Level 19.9%13.3%
Level 211.7%15.2%
Apprenticeship1.7%3.6%
Level 39.9%12.4%
Level 441.1%27.4%
Other10.6%5.7%



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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